Poetry for Everyone

Time: 4:00 pm

poetry for everyone

poetry for everyone

School students’ competition, established poets sharing and open mic opportunity – this event will capture your attention! Whatever your level of poetry experience, there is Poetry for Everyone.

4pm – 6pm Northland high school students tell you how they see it.
6.30pm – 8.30pm Local and visiting poets share their published and unpublished work.
9pm – 11pm The floor opens to what you have to share.

Poetry slam is a performance poetry competition where the audience helps decide the outcome. See Northland’s youth poets battle it out on-stage, performing their own original poetry and competing in two rounds for the most enthusiastic audience response and highest scores from the panel of judges. Come along to the Whangarei Youth Poetry Slam, hear Northland high school students tell you how they see it and lend your support to local young people with something to say. Entry as a competitor is open to all Northland high school students. Students: register to compete by Monday 18 August. Entry Details: Free to enter and attend. School representatives can enter through their schools or by contacting Hannah. Poems must be your own original work, under 3 minutes in length and be performed without props or accompanying music; you can only use the sounds you can make with your own body and spoken words. Time starts when you start speaking. Be prepared to perform up to two different poems, depending on how many rounds you make it through on the night.

What is a poetry slam? http://nps2013.poetryslam.com/about/what-is-poetry-slam/

The Old Stone Butter Factory is a café, bar and event venue (with mini golf) who regularly hosts open mic nights for Northland’s musicians and performers’ original material.

Contact Details: Hannah White hannahlouisewhite@hotmail.com 0210 827 8140

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